The Department of Tourism here has a campaign where they advertise that the Philippines is “More than the Usual.” For me, I really believe that! The Philippines is not the normal place. Things are different here! Some are good, some are not as good, but certainly different. That’s what I love about the Philippines, there’s […]
Travel in and from the Philippines
Firstly, travel inside the Philippines gives the opportunity to experience many different cultures, languages and scenery. The Philippines has regions that are so different that it is almost like visiting a different country even just going from one town to another. As a group of 7,107 islands, the cultures present in the country are multiple. You can spend a lot of time traveling the Philippines without seeing all there is to see.
The other great thing about travel is traveling from the Philippines to other countries. Within just a short flight from the Philippines you can literally visit a dozen or more different countries! Take that out to 6 hours or less of travel and you can expand from a dozen to several dozen countries that are at your doorstep! It all leads to some great travel adventures from the Philippines without the need for long trips!
Of course, if you travel from the Philippines, coming home is always a great experience!
The Philippines desperately wants to increase tourism in the country as a way to bolster the economy of the country. Let’s face it, for a tropical country like the Philippines, tourism is an excellent avenue for bringing in Dollars (or any currency). People from all over the world want to spend their holiday time on […]
Recently here in the Philippines, a United States Peace Corp Volunteer was murdered, her name was Julia Campbell. Julia Campbell, 40 years old, was from Fairfax, Virginia. Campbell had been teaching at an Albay College on the island of Luzon since September 2005. She was fluent in Tagalog. I saw her do an interview on […]
Over the past 2 years or so, the statistics are showing that a lot of Koreans are coming to visit the Philippines! I see it everywhere I look too. I see many Koreans out around town. I see a lot of Korean Restaurants popping up everywhere you look. It seems that the Philippines has become […]
As I reported here a few days ago, I recently took a trip to Zamboanga City, Tawi Tawi and Basilan. I want to tell you more today. Not about my trip or the places I went to, you can read that on my other blog. What I want to tell you about is that you […]
Sorry for my absence last week. I just went on sort of a “whirlwind” trip to a new area that I had never visited before. I visited Zamboanga City, Tawi Tawi and Basilan. It was a great trip, very interesting, fun and also educational! Because of my absence, I was unable to post anything here […]